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Clipper Round the World Race generates ‘global connections’ for Derry 

Clipper Round the World Race generates ‘global connections’ for Derry 

| July 19, 2018

Londonderry Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer McKeever has hailed the city’s involvement in the Clipper Round the World Race as a fantastic opportunity to generate global connections. Ms McKeever made the comments during her address at the Clipper Connect Business Series event in Roco on Derry’s quay on Tuesday evening. She said: “Our involvement in […]

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£100m available for joint North-South projects though the Horizon 2020 programme

£100m available for joint North-South projects though the Horizon 2020 programme

| July 16, 2018

Henry Ford said; “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success,” and that is one of the principles of Horizon 2020, the European Commission’s seven-year, €80 billion Research and Innovation programme. Designed to boost job creation and economic growth across Europe between 2014 and 2020, the target is that […]

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Bulletproof your organisation’s security with Cyber Threat Intelligence

Bulletproof your organisation’s security with Cyber Threat Intelligence

| July 11, 2018

As seen in recent years, all organisations in the public or private sector, no matter what shape or size, are vulnerable to a cyberattack. Hence the need for Cyber Threat Intelligence, says Dave Markham of Fujitsu. Companies need not only be concerned with protecting their data but the entire operation of a company itself. If data is […]

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Barclays launches £100,000 unsecured lending, as new research shows the value of faster finance to SMEs

Barclays launches £100,000 unsecured lending, as new research shows the value of faster finance to SMEs

| July 10, 2018

Barclays has launched £100,000 unsecured lending – doubling its maximum for unsecured business loans for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from £50,000 to £100,000. For further detail on the unsecured lending, see: https://www.barclays.co.uk/business-banking/borrow/loans/ The bank has also identified more than 40,000 SME clients, from dentists to manufacturers, that could be eligible for the higher levels […]

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Newly refurbished World Duty Free and WH Smith units have opened their doors in George Best Belfast City Airport

Newly refurbished World Duty Free and WH Smith units have opened their doors in George Best Belfast City Airport

| July 6, 2018

Newly refurbished World Duty Free and WH Smith units have opened their doors in George Best Belfast City Airport The works complete the first phase of an ongoing £15m infrastructure investment aimed at further enhancing the customer experience. The new, improved retail units now boast 552 square metres of retail space, which is an overall […]

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Which Northern Ireland businesses have been recognised for commitment to Gender Diversity?

Which Northern Ireland businesses have been recognised for commitment to Gender Diversity?

| July 4, 2018

Eleven Northern Ireland businesses have been acknowledged for their commitment to advancing gender diversity in the work place, receiving Bronze Gender Diversity Charter Marks. Diversity Mark NI Ltd, was set up by Women in Business to deliver the Charter Mark, it is the first of its kind and awards organisations for their commitment to progress […]

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Pace of growth cools slightly in June, according to recent CBI Growth Indicator

Pace of growth cools slightly in June, according to recent CBI Growth Indicator

| June 29, 2018

Growth in the UK’s private sector slowed slightly in the three months to June, according to the latest CBI Growth Indicator.  The composite measure, based on 677 respondents across the distribution, manufacturing and service sectors, showed the balance of firms reporting a rise in output at +6%, down from +10% in the three months to May.  The […]

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What are the barriers to female entrepreneurship in Northern Ireland

What are the barriers to female entrepreneurship in Northern Ireland

| June 25, 2018

In the third event of a series addressing issues around female entrepreneurship, Ulster University Professors Joan Ballantine and Pauric McGowan organized a full day conference at the MAC in Belfast to present five pieces of research and an expert panel discussion on the issue. Policymakers in developed economies are keen to accelerate growth by stimulating […]

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Fourth Grant Thornton Runway Run a runaway sucesss!

Fourth Grant Thornton Runway Run a runaway sucesss!

| June 24, 2018

The Grant Thornton Runway Run, which took place last night (Thursday 21 June), was a runaway success for the 600 participants who completed the 5k team race on the runway of George Best Belfast City Airport shortly after 11pm. This is the fourth consecutive year of the leading business advisory firm’s event which sees teams […]

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JComms makes key appointments as business expands in UK and Ireland

JComms makes key appointments as business expands in UK and Ireland

| June 21, 2018

JComms’s new managing director, Chris Harrison, centre, with Joris Minne, left, who has been appointed Chairman, Jane Wells, Events & PR Director, and Jane Williams, right,  Brand Communications Director. PR, content and events agency JComms has made key appointments as it continues to expand its business in the UK and Ireland markets. Chris Harrison becomes […]

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